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17 Jul, 2019

How to Treat A Herniated Disc

Do you experience achy or sharp radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, buttock or leg? This may be an indicator of a bulging or herniated disc in your neck or back. Between each of the vertebrae that make up your spine are small cushions called discs. Herniated discs are more common in the 30-50 age

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14 Jul, 2019

Hip Pain and Common Causes

Hip problems make doing your daily activities like walking difficult and painful. If you have experienced hip problems, you know how it can affect your quality of life and stop you from doing what you love. It is important to know the common causes of hip pain to determine what treatment can be done. What

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14 Jul, 2019

Common Sports Injuries

If you have ever played a sport, you have probably experienced some type of injury, whether it be a concussion or a broken foot. The most common sports injuries occur due to acute trauma or overuse of a joint. Acute trauma is an injury that occurs due to force from a fall or tackle. These

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13 Jul, 2019

Strengthening Weak Shoulders

Repetitive overuse of muscles in your shoulders can lead to irritation of tendons. Some examples of common repetitive activities include: Gardening Yard work Throwing a baseball with your kids Carrying or lifting things Shoulder irritation and discomfort can also be a result of falls, forceful contact with a person or object, or other sports related

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12 Jul, 2019

Does Getting Older Mean You Can’t Exercise?

Statistics show that roughly about one third of people 65-years-old are physically active. That’s in contrast to the roughly 80 percent of the general population. As you age you may begin to think that your body won’t be able to handle exercising, and you may just stop exercising all together. The reality is, folks over

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12 Jul, 2019

It’s Time to Splash Your PT!! Now until August 31st!

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to splash your PT! WHAT IS SPLASH YOUR PT? Each summer, LSTC likes to raise money for a local non-profit. We do this through an event called SPLASH YOUR PT. You can make a donation to the clinician you want to see get splashed with water balloons and

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11 Jul, 2019

Don’t Let Your Hands Live in Discomfort

Inflammation, swelling, and other discomfort in your hands and wrists can make doing everyday things not only difficult, but painful. Your hands are required for everything you do; cooking, cleaning, writing, typing, grabbing things, and the list goes on. At Loudoun Sports Therapy Center there are a couple of things we often see in hands

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10 Jul, 2019

Prevent Falling with Physical Therapy

Falls happen more often than you may think. In fact, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year. Thankfully, more often than not, these falls don’t result in serious injury. But, if you experience any symptoms or the reason that caused you to fall in the first place are not recognized

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10 Jul, 2019

How to Solve Hip Problems

Many people in all age groups have experienced hip pain at one point or another. Hip pain can result from weakness in the joint, injury from sports, or when the joint becomes irritated. There are many different types of hip problems that can arise. Injuries range from bursitis to fractures to replacements.  Some hip problems

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10 Jul, 2019

Protect Your Spine

Moving boxes, bending down to scrub the house, and playing on the floor with your kids are all things that can lead to spine/back pain. While some back discomfort goes away after a day or two, any amount of discomfort is your body telling you that there was straining  and microscopic tearing of muscle tissue

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